Definition of scrapper in US English:

scrapper

noun

informal
  • See scrap

    • ‘While boxing is still widely regarded as a sport fit only for males, 16-year-old scrapper Dominique, from Oldham, is out to prove women can also be a knockout in the ring.’
    • ‘He is an outsider, an arriviste, and a rags-to-riches political scrapper.’
    • ‘There's no doubt the Aussies are better scrappers than most of the other teams and that's seen them in good stead so far.’
    • ‘The Democratic Party is seen as soft and welfare friendly to small town scrappers who feel they've had to fight for all they had.’
    • ‘You respected him as an unbelievable scrapper with a never-say-die ferocity to play every match as if it was his last.’

Pronunciation

scrapper

/ˈskræpər//ˈskrapər/